So I have finally taken the massive step of starting a catering company. It has always been my dream and I have eventually been brave enough to do it. At the moment it is obviously tiny but I was stoked to get job number one, a hen's party, under the belt this weekend. My fiance (who will be running the new company) and I spent the whole day on Saturday in the kitchen and the end result was:
- Massive green salad platters of asian leaves, brocolli, asparagus, peas and avocado topped off with shavings of pecorino. The visual impact of all the greenery on the plate was incredible.
- Three homemade breads. Two ciabatta loaves - one stuffed with garlic, pesto and sundried tomatoes, the other stuffed with olives and rosemary - and a soda bread.
- A chicken and brocolli fusilli bake
- An aubergine spinach lasagne
We also did thank you packs for the guests. The theme was pink, black and white so we made boxes and filled them with sweets in those three colours. Packaging and design is an area that we want to focus on with the new company and I was really happy with the way these turned out.
After a long hard day of work, it was so rewarding to hear the amazing feedback we got. People loved the food we loved making it. Here's to the start of hopefully a new chapter.